Patient-focused Physical Therapist specializing in Outpatient Rehabilitation eager to contribute expertise toward collaborating with the medical/health-care community in delivering quality care and interventions
Ø Highly-experienced Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Specialist with MS in Physical Therapy (MSPT) and extensive background in delivering quality patient/client services
Ø In addition to broad-scope Outpatient Rehab focus, experienced in In-Patient Acute Post-Surgical and Neurological, and Short-Term and Long-Term Rehab environments in Full-Time, Part-Time, PRN, and Travel positions
Ø Dynamic patient assessment, treatment/program planning, goal setting, progress evaluation, and client/family education skills; proficient in administrative functions including detailed documentation, such as writing Letters of Medical Necessity (LMNs) and Medicare/Medi-Cal Certifications, as well as daily computer data entry of PT/Patient information
Ø Expertise in using FIM assessment for daily functional gains measurement
Ø Well-versed in APTA, JCAHO and California Physical Therapy Practice Act compliance
Ø Successful background in training and supervising PTAs, PT students and PT aides
Ø Demonstrate dynamic communication, motivation and leadership skills in delivering quality community enrichment programs including senior fitness classes as well as strengthening classes focused on wheelchair-bound clientele
Ø Owner of Assistance Dog; Certified and experienced in integrating innovative Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) tool to boost patient rehabilitative outcomes
Staff Physical Therapist, Center at Centennial-Colorado Springs 2009
Delivered quality short-term rehabilitation programs for 5-Star, physician-owned nursing facility focused on supporting patients in achieving independent living in a home environment; actively used Assistance Dog on daily basis to maximize patient motivation and rehabilitation results
PRN PhysicalTherapist, Centura Health/Penrose-St. Francis Hospitals-Colorado Springs 2008-2009
Capitalized on opportunity to cross-train in and support outpatient rehabilitation as well as acute care and rehabilitation; primarily worked with outpatient rehabilitation department
Traveling Physical Therapist, Varied Healthcare Facilities-HI/CA 2008
Demonstrated high level of flexibility and adaptability in effectively fulfilling travel assignments/ contracts across varied physical therapy disciplines and healthcare settings
Staff Physical Therapist, Dominican Hospital and Rehabilitation Center-Santa Cruz, CA 2002-2007
Successfully evaluated/assessed and treated patients, with accountability for program planning, goal setting/execution and patient education; specialized in outpatient neurological rehabilitation while cross training in all areas of hospital/center PT services over course of 6 years with hospital
Contributed dynamic communication and leadership skills toward effectively training, coordinating and supervising PTAs as well as PT aides and students
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Staff Physical Therapist, Sunbridge Care Center-Santa Cruz, CA 2001-2002
Delivered quality PT services focused on patients with neuromuscular, orthopedic and related physical disorders and targeting gait training, strengthening, specialized manual therapy, and patient/client education; managed discharge planning and supervised PTAs.
Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT), University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; 2001
Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies, College of St. Benedict-St. Joseph, MN; 1995
Anat Baniel Method Professional Training, (based on Feldenkreis Method)-Marin, CA; 2007-2008
Certification, Assistance Dog Institute/Bergin University of Canine Studies-Santa Rosa, CA ; 2008
Member, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA);
Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
Hiring Agent Name
I am currently seeking a challenging new career opportunity in Physical Therapy where my vast experience will support your organization in delivering quality programs and patient/client services. To acquaint you with my qualifications, I am submitting my resume for review; in advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
As demonstrated I offer several years of experience as Physical Therapist, specializing in Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy; my background further includes cross-training and practical experience in all areas of inpatient, acute, short-term, and long-term care. I have contributed my talents as a Staff, PRN, Part-Time, and Travel Physical Therapist and am able to quickly adapt to and support diverse professional settings.
I excel in developing and implementing patient-focused rehabilitative programs, providing results-oriented patient/family education and building productive patient relationships crucial to optimizing motivation and outcomes. To complement my experience, I earned a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT) in 2001 and take the initiative to continually build my skills and enhance my contributions to patient care through professional development; this has included earning Certification in Assisted Animal Therapy, and I own and have routinely used an Assistance Dog as an adjunct therapy tool with dynamic results.
As an employee, you will find me to be a driven team player committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your organization, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
Brynn Bate, MSPT
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